Reducing spending on public services is the Government’s most pressing and difficult challenge.
As social and economic issues result in rising demand for services, how we respond to these decisions will define how public services operate in the future.
However, we have come across many great examples of radical innovation in public services that are delivering better results for less money. The question now is how to make these examples the norm, rather than the exception.
'Schumpeter Comes to Whitehall' draws on the economist Joseph Schumpeter’s analysis of innovation – and on NESTA’s own experience of supporting innovation in public services – to consider how Government should approach the cuts in ways that prompt innovation.
Laura Bunt, Michael Harris and Stian Westlake
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